Thomas J. McCarthy

Thomas J. McCarthy

East Boston, Massachusetts
TJ is a graduate of Tufts University (BA 1978) and New England School of Law (JD Magna Cum Laude 1993).  TJ has over twenty years of experience in the areas of criminal and civil litigation.  He has had extensive criminal and civil trial experience in both the Superior and District Courts of Massachusetts and has argued successfully to the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, appearing Pro Hac Vice.  With this experience, TJ brings an impressive academic record, having been Valedictorian at New England School of Law as well as a Regional Champion in the American Bar Association's National Trial Competition. His areas of practice include criminal law, personal injury, medical malpractice, family law and real estate law.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Construction Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1993


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 1993
    • Honors: Class Valedictorian
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science


  • Instructor - Paralegal Certification Course, Salem State College, 2005 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Attorney Coach for Savio Preparatory H.S. Mock Trial Team, 1994 - 2004
  • Attorney Coach for East Boston H.S. Law Day Mock Trial Team, 2008 - Present